Robert de Thweng, Lord of Kilton (c.1202 - 1246) MP

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Birthplace: Kilton Castle,Kilton North Riding,Yorkshire,England
Death: Died in Kilton Castle, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England
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About Robert de Thweng, Lord of Kilton

Sir Marmaduke Tweng was an English knight from Yorkshire who fought in the Wars of Scottish Independence.

He fought on the English side at the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the Battle of Bannockburn. He achieved some fame at Stirling Bridge by a heroic escape. Over 100 English knights had been trapped, together with several thousand infantry, on the far side of the river, and were being slaughtered by the Scots. Tweng managed to fight his way back across the bridge and he thus became the only knight of all those on the far side of the river to survive the battle.

At Bannockburn, however, after the English defeat, Sir Marmaduke apparently made no attempt to escape. Instead he wandered over the battlefield until he located Robert the Bruce; only then was he prepared to surrender, and only to the victorious King. Robert recognised Sir Marmaduke and released him and Ralph de Monthermer, also captured, both without ransom, but not without first entertaining them at table

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Robert de Thweng, Lord of Kilton's Timeline

Kilton Castle,Kilton North Riding,Yorkshire,England
Age 18
Yorkshire, England
Age 22
Age 30
March 4, 1234
Age 32
Kilton Castle, Kilton, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
June 17, 1246
Age 44
Kilton Castle, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England